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Valerie Bloom has performed her poetry throughout the world, with many television and radio appearances. She has been praised by Linton Kwesi Johnson for 'her mastery of form and language’, described by Michael Morpurgo as 'a fine, fine poet and a wonderful storyteller', and by Roger McGough as 'a mighty performer of her poems on stage, but first and foremost a writer'. Valerie is the author of poetry collections, picture books and two novels for young readers, and her poems appear in over 500 anthologies. She was awarded an MBE for services to poetry in 2008.

Robert Muchamore published his first novel The Recruit (Hodder) in 2004. Fifteen years later the award-winning CHERUB, Henderson’s Boys & Rock War novels have sold 15 million copies in over 30 countries. The Books continue to win recognition for inspiring a love of reading in older children, and a CHERUB TV series is in development. Robert launches his next new series in 2020, following the release in 2018-19 of stand-alone YA novels Killer T and Arctic Zoo (Hot Key).

Caroline Lawrence's historical novels for young readers have sold over a million copies in the UK, and her Roman Mysteries (Orion) were dramatised by the BBC. She won the Classical Association Prize in 2009, and an Edgar nomination in 2014. Caroline is an Archaeology Ambassador for the Museum of London and a sought-after speaker. On publication in April 2019 her new middle grade novel The Time Travel Diaries (Piccadilly) was The Sunday Times Children's Book of the Week.

Sue Heap has written and illustrated many picture books, including the Smarties Prize-winning Cowboy Baby (Walker Books, 1998), and is noted for successful creative collaborations with Nick Sharratt, Sally Lloyd-Jones and Teresa Heapy. She illustrated the New York Times bestseller and Notable Book How To Be A Baby ... By Me, The Big Sister (Schwartz & Wade, 2007), and the widely praised, award-winning Very Little Red Riding Hood (David Fickling Books, 2013 / HMH, 2014).

Megan Rix writes historical and contemporary novels about animals, which she
promotes with great flair at school events and literary festivals. The Bomber Dog
(Puffin) was shortlisted for The Red House Children’s Book Award in 2014, and
her books have won several regional awards. Megan Rix also writes under the
name Ruth Symes, with numerous children’s books and TV scripts to her credit,
including work for  Channel 4, The Jim Henson Company, and RTE / Nick Junior.

Michael Catchpool is the author of eight picture books, including the acclaimed The Cloud Spinner (Knopf), illustrated by Alison Jay, and Hopping Mad (Little Tiger), illustrated by David Roberts. A primary school teacher and former curriculum advisor on English and Drama, Michael has written numerous sketches and scripts for use in schools, and recently completed a PhD focused on children’s narrative writing. He is headteacher of a large primary school in Cambridge.

Mary Murphy is a Dublin-based author-illustrator of over 40 books for young children.
She has garnered a string of starred reviews and accolades in the USA, UK and 
Ireland for her work, which has also been adapted for TV. In Children's Books
Ireland's 2018 campaign to mark the centenary of women's suffrage, Mary was
one of twenty 'Bold Girls' celebrated for having made 'an exceptional contribution
to the canon of Irish children's literature'.